The Start menu is centered now, just like the taskbar icons, and Microsoft says this is an approach whose purpose is to make the OS overall easier.
“We’ve simplified the look and user experience to empower your productivity and inspire your creativity. It’s modern, fresh, neat and beautiful. In the new Start button and taskbar to every sound, font and icon, everything was done intentionally to place you in control and produce a feeling of calm and ease. We put Start in the center and made it simpler to easily discover the thing you need. Start utilizes the strength of the cloud and Microsoft 365 to show you your recent files regardless of what platform or device you had been viewing them on earlier, even when it had been with an Android or iOS device,” Microsoft says.
While Windows 11 doesn’t have a way to restore the standard Start menu at OS level, third-party apps once again arrived at the rescue, and StartAllBack, previously referred to as StartIsBack, is one of the best.
StartAllBack comes with all kinds of customization options aimed not just at the Start menu but also in the taskbar.
For instance, you can show labels on taskbar icons, adjust the icon size and margins, drag and drop content on the taskbar, and even separate corner icons just like they was once in Windows 10.
The available Start menu styles even range from the Windows 7 approach, and this is definitely good news for those who make the switch to a brand new PC running Windows 11.